Knowing the combinations of 10, is such a important skill for building solid addition and subtraction strategies. If a student knows 4 + 6 = 10, this lays the foundation for knowing that 4 + 7 = 11. Being able to automatically recall the numbers combinations that make ten, gives students a solid foundation as they tackle number facts within 20 and beyond. In the early years it's important to give lots of hands on exploration of the combinations of 10.
This Making 10 game, encourages students to roll a dice, record the number they have rolled, and then solve 'how many more to make 10'?
e.g. The student rolls a 3. They add a number strip with 3 friends to the ten frame, and record 'I rolled 3'. Then they look at how many empty spaces are left on the ten frame and count on to solve how many more are needed to make 10. Students record this number fact on their recording sheet and make it on the number frame.